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(4,190 posts)
Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:46 PM Feb 2020

My first visit with an oncologist. Good news.

Yesterday I had my first and hopefully last visit with an oncologist. The doctor said that the tumor had not gone through the intestinal wall (that's good), the lymph nodes were clear of cancer (that's good) and the two other polyps that were found were small and clear of cancer ( three for three). The tumor is being sent off for genetic screening and we will know the results in two weeks. I will need annual colonoscopies and CT scans for 3-5 years even if the genetic screening is normal.

The people in this group gave me wonderful advice for questions, love and support. I can't thank everyone enough!

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My first visit with an oncologist. Good news. (Original Post) Delmette2.0 Feb 2020 OP
That is good news. CatMor Feb 2020 #1
Excellent News! leftieNanner Feb 2020 #2
Based on my observation of a stage-4 patient in the family, at140 Feb 2020 #3
That is the very best news! I'm so happy for you. Phoenix61 Feb 2020 #4
absolutely Skittles Feb 2020 #13
No pun intended, right? nt Phoenix61 Feb 2020 #14
it was part of an ad campaign to get people in Skittles Feb 2020 #15
Good news. Midnight Writer Feb 2020 #5
Good news gademocrat7 Feb 2020 #6
Fantastic! littlemissmartypants Feb 2020 #7
Early detection is key Fritz Walter Feb 2020 #8
I am so glad for you. mgardener Feb 2020 #9
Early detection is key. TNNurse Feb 2020 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author softydog88 Feb 2020 #11
Whoo whoo...glad you went to doctor when you did. Now that you need plenty of antioxidants Karadeniz Feb 2020 #12
I love pumpkin pie. Delmette2.0 Apr 2020 #17
Great news nt Nululu Apr 2020 #16


(6,110 posts)
3. Based on my observation of a stage-4 patient in the family,
Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:57 PM
Feb 2020

I am ready to conclude, that cancer is not a immediate death sentence. It is more of a chronic disease now.
The treatments they have now, with chemo of multitude variety combined with immuno-therapy drugs,
which is what my wife has been doing for 2 years, her cancer is not growing or spreading. Sure, the
treatment is intense and knocks her out for a week or so with nausea and fatigue, but the next 2 weeks
she can do all the normal activities. Currently her treatments are every 3 weeks.

Best luck to you and your cancer seems to be caught in time which is very lucky.
My wife had no symptoms at all, until she started having rib pain which would not go away,
and at that point she was already at stage-4. Cancer is a sneaky disease for sure.


(153,942 posts)
13. absolutely
Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:45 PM
Feb 2020

I browbeat a coworker into getting a colonoscopy, telling him how would your daughters feel knowing you're not at their weddings because of fear of a colonoscopy. The doc found a "carpet of polyps" that were examined and removed during a followup colonoscopy.

Get your ass to the doctor as recommended, people!


(23,228 posts)
7. Fantastic!
Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:58 PM
Feb 2020

I hope you are able to breathe easier as a result of the news. Nothing beats a big sigh of relief. Congratulations on your positive report!

Fritz Walter

(4,309 posts)
8. Early detection is key
Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:06 PM
Feb 2020

Speaking from personal experience, the sooner it is detected and treated, the better!

Keep strong. This is a marathon, not a sprint!


(6,971 posts)
10. Early detection is key.
Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:11 PM
Feb 2020

Do everything the doc says and try to stay positive.

Probably the best you could have hoped for.

Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)


(22,850 posts)
12. Whoo whoo...glad you went to doctor when you did. Now that you need plenty of antioxidants
Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:39 PM
Feb 2020

It's pumpkin pie every day!❤


(4,190 posts)
17. I love pumpkin pie.
Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:27 PM
Apr 2020

But I'm on a banana cream pie kick right now. I have a few pounds to gain back so I'm enjoying this part.

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